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Tree Tops At Bench Mtn - Spectacular Log Home, Hot Tub Wi-fi

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 Large Kitchen, Mountain Views

STUNNING - 4 bedrooms with 4.5 baths, an upscale, secluded log home on 2.5 acres with a HOT TUB, in the mountains above Cowee Valley. The living room features a two-story stone fireplace and 46' flat screen HD TV. Large wrap around deck with mountain views, 3 king suites with large walk-in closets (master bath includes clawfoot tub), 3800 sq. ft., built in 2007, rents from $1200 per wk. Enjoy the second floor loft overlooking the living room with mountain views. Child (port-a-crib/high chair) and dog friendly (no cats) with plenty of parking and 1 car garage. Located at 3000 ft. Great vacation get away in the Smoky Mountains. Watch the glorious sunrises and sunsets from the deck or hot tub! There is a Foosball table and large TV located in the basement Recreation Room. BOOK NOW!

Michael & Joan Holliday
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Michael & Joan Holliday

Our family has been coming to the mountains around Franklin for over 30 years. Whether a summer vacation with our children or with the Boy Scouts hiking the Appalachian Trail, the cool breezes, lush surroundings and natural beauty have always amazed us. We welcome the chance to share this beauty with you and

hope that you will find yourselves revitalized and will wanting to return to Tree Tops at Bench Mountain in the North Carolina Mountains.

Michael & Joan Holliday purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Michael & Joan Holliday chose Franklin

Gem mining, Smoky Mountain Park, white water rafting, trails, waterfalls, 3-mile Greenway path along the Little Tennessee River in Franklin. So much to do, so little time. Come and enjoy it from Tree Tops!

What makes this cabin unique

Quiet solitude, Amish rockers, Cardinals and Yellow Finches not to mention Hummingbirds. The wild life is outstanding. Close to Smoky Mountains National Park and Nantahala Outdoor Center, Dry Falls, Whiteside Mountain Trail near Highlands. What better way to spend your vacation.



Franklin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Traveler is required to provide home address prior to directions being provided. No motorcycles, trailers or RVs.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • King suites have own baths, bath in rec. room area with .5 bath in entry hall.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 upstairs - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 Upstairs - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - basement - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , This is a bunk bed.
  • Additional beds in rec. room, great for children. (1 full, 2 twins)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Come enjoy a quiet, serene getaway off a private road near the top of Bench Mountain in North Carolina. Bountiful variety of bird life, wild turkeys, deer, fox, and an occasional bear.


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Tree Tops At Bench Mtn - Spectacular Log Home, Hot Tub Wi-fi
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful accommodations. Peaceful, beautiful home, amenities were great! I plan to return :)

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great stay.
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Fantastic Mountain Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Tree Tops Cabin while in town for a tour of Western University. We have rented many cabins through the years and I would have to say that this has been my families favorite. The hosts were some of the easiest and nicest people to work with. They ensured that our stay was welcoming and that the cabin met our expectations.

The cabin is extremely well stocked including paper products and kitchen utensils. The hot tub was clean and ready to go when we arrived. The beds were also very comfortable. We did have some rain in the mornings, but with the wrap around porch the rain didn't stop us from enjoying our coffee on the deck.

The house is the second one from the top of the mountain, so there was never traffic passing the house. Also, the lot is quite large so the dogs had plenty of room to roam. I would highly recommend this cabin for anyone looking to get away from the crowds and just wanted to relax and enjoy nature.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have used VRBO from the Florida Keys to Montana and none of those homes compared to this one! It exceeded our expectations and was the most well stocked home ever. Everything worked as it should. We wish we had seen the note associated with the bird feeders by the TV stand sooner. The birds seemed thrilled with us once we caught on (lol). The kids loved exploring. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub. We just couldn't have asked for a better stay. Thank you so much, John and Joan, for exactly what we were looking for in a relaxed family getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful! All decked out with festive holiday decorations!

  • 4 of 5

Our weekend adventure was literally topped off with 10 inches of snow! Despite the outages etc., it couldn’t have been a better place to be stuck with my family. The owners were very thoughtful and considerate, for our safety, as well.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome home plenty of room very well stocked I don't think we have ever had a rental so well supplied we would love to come to the tree tops again

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, We're happy you had a great family weekend on the mountain. Mike & Joan
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All you could ask for and more

  • 5 of 5

We had four couples stay here and we were all very comfortable. The views were beautiful, the location serene and the house fully stocked. Owners are awesome and helpful with perfect directions. Located about 40 minutes to Bryson City and we enjoyed our GSMT ride as well. It is pet friendly and I was concerned because I am allergic to dogs, but I didn't have any problems. Thanks so much Holiday's!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you loved our little, hidden retreat. Mike Holliday
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Little Tennessee River Greenway
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
Historic Downtown Franklin
Scottish Tartans Museum Center
Fun Factory, The
Chris & Charlie's Franklin
Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Franklin Municipal
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
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Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Maggie Valley
Car: necessary

1 mile from an active ruby mine, trails close by, world-class kayaking,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $50

Holiday weekends are a minimum three-night rental except as otherwise noted. $50 refundable pet deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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